Typical dishes to try on the Camino

Typical dishes to try on the Camino

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Typical dishes to try on the Camino de Santiago

Are you going to do the Way of St. James and you don’t know what is the typical gastronomy you can taste along the way? Here we bring you the most relevant ones you can’t miss.

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Beyond knowing what are the best dishes that you can taste during the Camino de Santiago, it is important to keep in mind that it is recommended to do it when you have already done the route of the day to avoid feeling heavy and move at the planned pace.

Cod at Pil Pil

Persons making the Northern Way and departing from the Basque Country, you can’t miss the opportunity to try the cod al pil pil sause. It is a dish made with cod, olive oil, garlic and chilli peppers with a very characteristic flavour.

Garlic Soup

For those who choose to follow the French Route, from Castilla y León you can enjoy, among other dishes, dishes such as garlic soup. The ingredients are light, which makes this dish a perfect option to enjoy at any time. It is a dish with broth, bread, poached egg, paprika, garlic, olive oil and bay leaf.

Octopus a Feira Galician

Migas extremeñas

Those who do the Camino along the so-called Silver Route will pass through Extremadura and at this point it is essential to try its famous migas (fried breadcrumbs). Also known as migas del pastor, this dish is made with stale bread, chorizo sausage and egg.

Cocido Lebaniego

Those who make the so-called Camino Lebaniego will be able to taste the also famous Lebaniego stew. This is a typical dish from Cantabria made with chickpeas, potatoes and cabbage. These ingredients are accompanied by other pork products such as chorizo, bacon and black pudding.

Also Lebaniego stew is a typical dish of all the towns in the Liébana region that dates back centuries.

It is a very complete dish, since it has all the necessary ingredients for a proper diet, especially if one takes into account that it was eaten by people who exercised much more than they do now. It was mainly eaten in winter because it was good for adding body heat.

Fabada asturiana

The “fabada asturiana” is made from faba beans, as well as a series of sausages such as chorizo and black pudding. Without a doubt, it is a great dish if you are looking to recover energy and go all out on the next stage of the Camino de Santiago.

Pulpo a feira

Of course, one of the most exquisite recipes once you are in Galicia and that you cannot miss the opportunity to try is the so-called Pulpo a Feira.

This is a recipe in which the pulse is cut into slices of approximately one centimetre and is generally offered on a wooden plate sprinkled with paprika, coarse salt and olive oil.

They are usually accompanied by the so-called “cachelos”, i.e. pieces of boiled potato with salt, paprika and oil.

If you make the route, remember that you can go to Melide to try it, one of the most traditional places to do so. It is precisely at this point that pilgrims from the French Way and from the Camino Primitivo and usually take this recipe here before reaching Santiago de Compostela.


Scallops are a delicious dish to try once you arrive in Santiago de Compostela. It is, without a doubt, one of the most emblematic products of Galician gastronomy and can be the final reward when you reach your Camino. These scallops are served in their own shell with fried onion, breadcrumbs sprinkled on top and baked au gratin.

For more information you can visit the page of Galicia Travels.